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A technique is proposed for an emphatic mute feature for a participant within a video conference. The emphatic mute state can be a state a given user enables that is more emphatic than simply muting. The emphatic mute state can indicate that user is in agreement, that a user has finished providing communications, or that the user has made the decision not to speak for significant amount of time. A technique for activating the emphatic mute state can be presented to the user via a video conference UI. In some cases, an emphatic mute state activation feature such as a dedicated button can be used. In some cases, holding down, or long-pressing the original mute button can be used. In such a way, a user can activate the emphatic mute state, and other participants of the virtual meeting can be appropriately alerted.

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